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Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2018
Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
Diana Kwon | Apr 11, 2018
More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
Diana Kwon | Mar 31, 2018
Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 2018
Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.
Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15
Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15
Diana Kwon | Mar 5, 2018
Alfredo Fusco, a once prominent cancer researcher, has been under investigation for alleged research misconduct since 2012.
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
Love in the Scientific Literature
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  
All <em>PLOS</em> Submissions to Appear on <em>bioRxiv</em>
All PLOS Submissions to Appear on bioRxiv
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2018
Papers sent to PLOS journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.
Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal
Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2018
More than 70 editors left the Journal of Molecular Medicine after SpringerNature closed an editorial office and selected a new editor-in-chief.